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Registration opens for NASA Night Rover Challenge

Posted April 5, 2013 by

Registration is open for teams seeking to compete in the $1.5 million energy storage competition known as the Night Rover Challenge, sponsored by NASA and the Cleantech Open of Palo Alto, Calif. To win, a team must demonstrate a stored energy system that can power a simulated solar-powered exploration vehicle that can operate through multiple…

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Edwards Civ Mil Support Group receives gift

Posted September 18, 2013 by Raphael Jaffe

The Sept. 13 meeting of the Edwards Civ-Military Support Group directors heard news of a generous contribution to its charitable work for the military stationed at Edwards Air Force Base. The directors approved a budget item for the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays; action was announced on gifts to the Higher Grounds Internet CafÈ for…

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NASA Dryden-sponsored tams do well at FIRST tech challenge tourney

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Twenty-four FIRST Tech Challenge robotics teams from Southern California battled it out in the High Desert FTC tournament at the Desert Christian Schools gymnasium in Lancaster, Calif., Feb. 1.

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DARPA opens international dialogue on satellite servicing

Posted April 26, 2012 by

Current satellites are not designed to be serviced in space. When a communication satellite in geosynchronous orbit fails 36,000 kilometers above the earth, typically, it is moved into a “graveyard” orbit where it...

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Female veteran stand down slated for Los Angeles

Posted June 11, 2012 by

U.S.VETS is holding their second annual Female Veteran Stand Down July 20 at the USC-Davidson Conference Center Campus, 3501 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles. The stand down runs 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is open to all female veterans that have served in the U.S. armed forces. The event will bring together more than…

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AFA focuses on aerospace challenges in annual Air & Space Conference

Posted August 12, 2012 by

The Air Force Association has announced that a favorable opinion by the Secretary of the Air Force’s Ethics Office has authorized a waiver for conference fees associated with the 2012 Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition for all military members on active duty and DOD civilian personnel. AFA’s Air & Space Conference is Sept….

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Film shows veterans reaching Himalayan peak

Posted October 31, 2012 by

High Ground is a gripping portrayal of 11 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who join an expedition to climb the 20,000-foot Himalayan Mount Lobuche.

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Kansas City museum raising cash to fly ‘Connie’

Posted May 20, 2013 by Heather Hollingsworth

The National Airline History Museum in Kansas City, Mo., is trying to raise $3.2 million to restore its Lockheed Constellation propeller-driven aircraft and recreate multimillionaire aviator Howard Hughes’ record-setting cross-country flight in the plane that transformed commercial air travel. The Kansas City museum’s Constellation, or ìConnie,î is one of only a handful of the 856…

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Nominees sought for AFA civilian award

Posted November 13, 2013 by Gloria Kwizera

Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 2014 Air Force Association Outstanding Air Force Civilian Employees of the Year Award. Each year, the AFA recognizes Air Force civilian employees for outstanding achievement in four categories: Civilian Wage Employee (all Federal Wage System employees) Civilian Program Specialist (GS-1 through GS-11 or equivalent National Security Personnel…

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NASA events, Future Forum mark 5 years of Americans in orbit

Posted February 20, 2012 by

Feb. 20 marks the 50th anniversary of the day in 1962 when U.S. Sen. John Glenn piloted his Friendship 7 spacecraft on the first U.S. orbital. In the next two weeks, NASA Television will broadcast a series of live events and special programming to commemorate 50 years of Americans in orbit, including the premiere of…

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